The 2021 USA Basketball Men’s 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Team, including Canyon Barry (Iowa Wolves/Florida/Colorado Springs, Colo.), Robbie Hummel (Purdue/Valparaiso, Ind.), Dominique Jones (Fort Hays State/Harlem, N.Y.) and Kareem Maddox (Princeton/Los Angeles, Calif.), will train March 12-18 in Orlando, Florida, in preparation for the 2021 FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament that will be played March 26-30 in Graz, Austria. Olympic berths will go to the top three finishing teams at that event.
To help provide competition for the U.S. team members, 3×3 experienced players Zahir Carrington (Lehigh/Philadelphia, Pa.), Damon Huffman (Brown/Petoskey, Mich.), Joey King (Minnesota/Eagan, Minn.) and Craig Moore (Northwestern/Doylestown, Pa.) also will participate in training camp.
In its Tokyo Olympic debut 3×3 basketball will feature eight men’s and eight women’s teams from July 24-28.
Four men’s and four women’s teams already are qualified for the Tokyo Olympic 3×3 competition. Those teams earned berths in November 2019 based on point totals from FIBA 3×3 competitions. Already into the Olympics on the men’s side are host Japan, China, Russia and Serbia, and for the women already qualified are China, Mongolia, Romania and Russia.
The eighth-and-final Olympic 3×3 berths will go to the men’s and women’s winner at the FIBA 3×3 Universality Qualifying Tournament from June 4-6 in Debrecen, Hungary. That tournament will include six men’s and six women’s national teams from countries that did not have a basketball team at the 2012 or 2016 Olympic Games.
The USA Women’ 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Team, which also will compete May 26-30 in Austria, includes Stefanie Dolson (Chicago Sky/ Connecticut/ Port Jervis, N.Y.), Allisha Gray (Dallas Wings/South Carolina/Sandersville, Ga.), Kelsey Plum (Las Vegas Aces/Washington/Poway, Calif.) and Katie Lou Samuelson (Seattle Storm/ Connecticut/Huntington Beach, Calif.).
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